This Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta comes together quickly ~ dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
There are many days when I have no idea what I’m making for dinner. Time is short, the kids are hungry, and I find myself in a flurry of activity in the kitchen as I try to whip up something quick and easy for dinner. This is a pasta dish I threw together over the summer, which can be served year-round.
The day I made this for my boys, I had made my way to Costco’s and picked up a double pack of organic whole chickens, a pack of organic boneless chicken breast and sun-dried tomatoes among other items. At first, I thought of making Roast Chicken or Chicken Scallopine with Lemon Sauce, but something simpler and faster was in order that evening as my boys kept circling the kitchen island asking when dinner was going to be ready.
My first instinct was just to throw a pot of water on the stove to boil while I figured out what to make. Pasta is always welcome at the dinner table, so as I thought about what I had handy, this easy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta came to mind. Topped with a sprinkling of one of my favorite cheeses – Sartori’s Merlot Bellavitamo cheese – it was worthy of even a special occasion.
Easy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta
- 2 boneless chicken breasts cut into strips
- 1 tablespoon white wine
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomato strips in olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons herbs de provence or other favorite herb mix
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/2 pound gluten-free pasta
- fresh minced parsley
- fresh grated cheese optional
Bring a big pot of water to boil for the pasta.
Meanwhile, marinade chicken strips with wine, cornstarch, a little salt and pepper.
Heat oil in large skillet. Add garlic and saute until light brown; add chicken and saute until just cooked through. Add sun dried tomato strips, red pepper flakes, and herbs and saute another minute. Add wine and let reduce. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; when done, reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid; drain pasta. Add drained pasta to chicken in pan. Add reserved pasta water as needed to loosen up pasta and sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with minced parsley; serve with fresh grated cheese if desired.
Christine at Cook the Story says
I love your use of sun dried tomatoes in this recipe!
Anne|Craving Something Healthy says
I love quick and easy that tastes special, and this recipe does that! Pinned and can’t wait to try it 🙂
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
I love the burst of flavor that sun-dried tomatoes add to pastas! This looks fabulous!
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
This looks divine! On my list for this week!
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
Easy peasy and very tasty!
Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily says
The days were I have no idea what I’m making for dinner are starting to be the norm! I adore sun dried tomatoes and this looks perfect for a weeknight meal. oxox
Thanks everyone – always nice to have a quick and easy recipe on hand for those days when dinner time seems to have snuck up on us and everyone is starving!
Definitely adding this to my simple, but delicious weeknight dinner list!
Just finished eating this great recipe. Vey yummy! Will be making this again.
i need to make this for 6 adults. Do I double everything in the recipe? It seems like a lot of garlic and herbs if I double them. Thanks!
My family loves garlic so I use more than the average person in my recipes. You might want to leave the same amount of garlic even when doubling the recipe if you’re afraid of garlic breath. I would use 3 teaspoons of herbs if you double it.
Had leftover roasted chicken that I used in place of chicken breasts and used chicken broth instead of white wine. It came out awesome! Thanks for sharing!
That should have been 5 stars!!!! I must’ve unchecked some by mistake
Ed – so glad this worked out for you! Thanks for stopping back and letting us know. We appreciate your feedback.
This was very tasty, I added some fresh spinach to give more color! Will defiantly make again. Thank you for sharing!!
Heather – love your addition of spinach – great idea!
Hi Jeanette! When I saw this recipe I decided to try it because it’ similar to one that I make that I call Pasta & Peas 🙂 We had it last night for dinner, the only change I made was to add in some chicken broth with the wine since I used more chicken than what the recipe called for. So I needed more liquid. I wanted to let you know it was delicious, so thank you! 🙂
This is one of my favourite recipes and we make it all the time. Do you have the nutritional information for it?
Let me know!
Kristy – I did not calculate the nutrition data for this recipe, but you can do it with some of the online resources.
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
This looks great! Totally making this one weeknight soon!
Thanks Jessica – this is so easy! I hope you enjoy it!